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USS Kwajalein was a Casablanca-class escort carrier launched on May 4, 1944. It was commissioned on June 7, the same year with the hull number CVE-98 under Capt. R. C. Warrack’s command and served in the US Navy for 2 years until it was decommissioned on August 16, 1946. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 916 men on board and had the main missions in Espiritu Santo, Eniwetok, Guam, Manus, Manila, Formosa, San Pedro or Ulithi. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on April 1, 1960 and sold for scrapping the following year. For the services brought to the country during the World War II, USS Kwajalein received 2 battle stars.